Okay I am very disappointed right now with what seems to be such a ridiculous problem. I doubt there is much solution but I can hope.
So I originally bought DS2 on disc, I guess it was the LE because it came with Extraction? Anyway, I beat it, and was playing through new game + on Zealot. I stupidly traded the game. When I heard about DS3 I remember how much I loved the game and wanted DS2 again so I could finish Zealot and maybe even go for platinum. I noticed Dead Space 2 was downloaded and came with all DLC for $40.
Before purchasing I made sure I still had my save file, sure enough, it was there. SWEET, so I buy it and start the game.
What gives? I can't load my game. I start a new game from scratch just for the heck of it. Then when I'm done I go back into my PS3 save data to see the unthinkable. My new save is under a separate folder called "Dead Space STANDARD". Therefore there is no way I can play my old save on the standard version, which is complete BULL in my opinion.